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Grants to the rescue: Summer school is a go

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School District 51 will get the grants it had been counting on to save summer school from becoming another budget casualty. The district will receive $657,400 to serve 600 pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade students from seven elementary ...

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Montrose hotel fire ruled suspicious

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Investigators are saying the cause of a fire at a Montrose hotel Saturday is suspicious. The fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to an unoccupied apartment above the lobby of Affordable Inns on South Townsend ...

BLM hears polar views on oil shale

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — What the government is calling a fresh look at past federal oil shale development decisions is reigniting longstanding debates over the resource’s potential for helping meet the nation’s energy needs, and what ...

350 called as potential jurors in hatchet-slaying retrial

By Dennis Webb

Jury selection begins in Glenwood Springs today in the retrial of Jerry Snider Jr. on first-degree murder charges in the 2009 slaying of his father in Rio Blanco County. Jim Bradford, clerk of court in Garfield County for the 9th Judicial ...

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High country snowed under

By Dave Buchanan

Snowpacks across Colorado’s northern mountains reached record depths by May 1, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The latest snowpack measurements show snow depths throughout the Yampa, Colorado, North Platte and ...

28 teachers not retained because of budget crunch

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Twenty-eight School District 51 teachers did not have their contracts renewed for next school year in order to save money in the district’s budget. The school board during its meeting Tuesday approved the nonrenewals of the teachers, ...

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Ancient, modern worlds meet in robotic T. rex

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The approaching tourism season looks to be the Summer of Tyrannosaurus rex in the Grand Valley. The towering king of the Cretaceous period, T. rex was more than 70 times the size of any other carnivore in the last of the ages of the dinosaurs ...

Garfield ends study of Antero drilling proposal

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners decided to halt a study of the possible health effects of drilling proposed near Battlement Mesa, worried that ever-rising costs of the study were yielding diminishing returns. “It’s kind of a ...

Grand Valley Magazine prints final issue

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For once, a local business is not citing the economy as a reason for closing. It was an increase in postage and issues with distribution, not falling sales, that led Grand Valley Magazine Publisher Krystyn Hartman to decide the ...

GOP-drawn redistricting map unfurled

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — House Republicans unveiled their version for how the state’s congressional districts should look Tuesday, countering one Senate Democrats proposed last week. But the House bill that would outline those districts ...

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